I’ve seen some pretty darned ridiculous things in my life, but this one takes the piss. For just $20, you too can own an “authentic” ghost in a bottle. The web site comes with an entertaining, sterotypical list of things that can happen if you open the bottle, ie you open the bottle at your own peril. Each ghost is allegedly caught at a reported haunted establishment. According the site:
No maintenance required; except occasional dusting. You may release the Ghost at your own discretion and at your own risk. The Ghost in the Bottle is contained mysteriously and is therefore sealed with wax shortly after the Ghost is caught. The bottle is sealed for your protection. It comes with very important information. We supply the Ghost, you supply the name. Individual Ghost experiences may vary as “Each Ghost is Unique”!
I have a few questions regarding the ghost in the bottle. Chief among them is this: if ghosts are reputedly able to walk through walls and other surfaces, how come they aren’t able to simply leave the bottle as they will?